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, president obama will deliver the first state of the union address of his second term. and despite all the attention that gun violence and immigration have been getting in recent weeks, the economy will be the president's major theme. we have more on this tonight from nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, lester. good evening to you. unlike his inaugural address last month, senior advisers to the president say that his state of the union address will be more specific, more policy and agenda oriented, as the president charts out his proposed course for the next year. heading into his fifth annual address before congress tuesday night, senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strengthening the nation's middle class. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody's getting a fair shake. >> reporter: the president, advisers say, will emphasize the value of spending on education to give americans the skills they need. infrastructure, like roads. research, incl
comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address when he plans to reiterate his push for stiffer gun laws, which includes universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and limits on high-capacity magazines. but this week, mr. obama acknowledged the political reality. >> there are regional differences here. and we should respect those. >> reporter: political analysts say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> and that's just not because of republican opposition to it. there are many democrats up in swing states where gun rights are quite important and are seen as part of the culture. >> reporter: but on chicago's south side today, young voices called on adults to do something. >> we have to stop the violence. it sounds different coming from adults than it does from another teen, and i say to you, we have to stop it now. >> reporter: senior administration officials say in his state of the union address, the president will talk about gun violence and immigration, but they say the speech will focus largely on the economy, and creating jobs for the
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